Ocean as lover

jean-philippe-piter

I did not want lovers,
only to lay silently in the ocean
pulling me forward, deeper into
the vacuum of depths,
to consume my body and kiss
breath away from my lungs in
wanton possession.

We would abscond home while
sun terraformed canyons between
cells of my cured brown skin,
the sway from the day’s currents
accompanied me to sleep nightly
leaving an indelible memory of
a dancer carrying me beyond the
storm breakers.

I did not want lovers,
only to lay silently spreading
whispers upon my consort
in the daytime, while salt
penetrated my bloodstream
shaping patience, morphing me
into ocean’s likeness,
its malleable form.

 

©John Lopes c2017
03-19-2017 12:17

**Photo Credit: Jean Philippe Piter

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